A tradition that celebrates a good harvest and the sacrifice of others somehow promotes genocide and white supremacy, left-leaning media outlets said.
Multiple progressive media outlets have accused the popular Thanksgiving holiday of eradicating parts of the nation, and promoting white people as being superior to those belonging to other races. They also gave leftist politicians a platform to discredit the 400 year-old tradition.
A USA TODAY headline said, “What is Thanksgiving for indigenous people? ‘A day of mourning.'”
“Thanksgiving represents the dark shadow of genocide and the resilience of Native people,” the article said.
Weather service Currently claimed Thanksgiving was a negative experience, and every American who celebrates it is ‘harming’ the Native American community.
“Thanksgiving will be celebrated by many people across the country,” the media outlet said on Twitter. “The holiday perpetuates in a false narrative that spins the true history of genocide and colonization into a light and largely false story.”
Thanksgiving will be celebrated by many people across the country. The holiday perpetuates in a false narrative, that spins the true history of genocide and colonization into a light and largely false story.— Currently (@currently) November 23, 2021
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MSNBC multimedia went one step further by inviting Native American Gyasi Ross to argue white people had “falsified” the true story about Thanksgiving.
He blamed pilgrims, who are protagonists of the holiday along with natives, for creating a system where racial supremacy takes precedence. This was ultimately used to carry out “state-sponsored” violence against blacks to date.
This drew parallels with the education sector, which gradually indoctrinated children with a liberal mindset to cast out traditions.
D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee sent a letter to the district’s education community, encouraging parents and children to “decolonize” Thanksgiving because it revives “horrors,” according to Fox News.
The official record shows a group of English settlers from Plymouth, Massachusetts, shared a meal with the Wampanoag Indians back in 1621. They celebrated the fall harvest and expressed gratitude for being taught how to farm and hunt.
New England settlers already had a tradition of holding days of prayer to “give thanks” for blessings like military victories or ending droughts.
The holiday was preserved for two centuries across the nation. It was not until October 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November is a national holiday. In 1941, Congress officially made Thanksgiving Day a national holiday.